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Singin' & Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Maya Angelou
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

"I know that not since the days of my childhood, when people in books were more real than the people one saw every day, have I found myself so moved."

-- James Baldwin

"Full of laughter and tears, love and hate, failures and triumphs, and above all, understanding."

-- John O. Killens

Gather Together in My Name

"Gather Together in My Name is part of a select body of literature that includes The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Claude Brown's Manchild in the Promised Land, and Ernest J. Gaines's The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Maya Angelou regards the world and herself with intelligence and wit; she records the events of her life with style and grace."

-- William McPherson, The Washington Post Book World

"Here the 'caged bird' soars, and sings in a voice as rich and funny, passionate and mellow as any writer I know."

-- Shana Alexander


From the Hardcover edition.

Présentation de l'éditeur

Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this her third marvellous volume, music and her son are the focus of Maya Angelou's life. She is on the edge of a new world: marriage, show business and a triumphant tour of 'Porgy and Bess'.

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There's a style to her write that absorbs me, a perspective that enchants me, and messages about life that rock me. Love it.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Gracious 26 juillet 2000
Par Maurice Williams - Publié sur Amazon.com
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A very pleasant read. There's nothing like traveling Europe and Africa by way of Angelou's memory and experience (if you can't get there personally). This autobiography covers the time Maya spent with the Porgy and Bess opera. I'm always amazed at the elegant, graceful and poetic way the author tells her life story. I'm even more amazed at how those same characteristics are exhibited in her speech, her stature, and her aura. This is a quick read that is sure to inspire. Angelou has a way of sharing wisdom and experience in a manner that connects with most any reader. Add this one to your list and be sure to check out some of her audiotapes as well. The only thing better than reading Maya's work, is listening to Maya read her work.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 great follow up, but... 20 janvier 2002
Par gina r fiore - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
this third installment of angelou's sutobiography is just as well written and interesting as her first two. however, i have become completely baffled with ine aspect of the novel. in the first two books, her son's name was guy. suddenly, in "singin and swingin..." her son is referred to as clyde! if anyone knows why this is so, please share your explanation. it would be highly appreciated! and whatever his name is, still a good read.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Candid autobiography. 5 novembre 2002
Par Luc REYNAERT - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
Maya Angelou tells us without restraint how she crawled out of the hell of her youth years to become a star dancer.
Vivid decription of the situation of the African Americans and their mentality in the middle of last century.
Evocative language, sharp, intelligent and fluent.
A book to recommend.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Well done! Please meet the young adult, Maya Angelou . . . 30 novembre 1998
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It's been 15+ years since I've read anything by Maya Angelou and that was "I know why the caged bird sings." "Singin' and "Swingin'" let's you meet the young adult(21+)Maya. What a fascinating read! Maya has helped me understand better her, my mother's and aunt's generation. Thank you.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Stars in her eyes 10 mai 2010
Par rmcrae - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
The third book of Maya's life story covers her search for a husband and juggling her singing and dancing career with being a single mom. While living in San Fransisco with her little boy Guy, Maya is quickly hired by a kind record store owner and soon discovers that not all whites are like the ones who'd hurt her in the past. She meets and falls in love with a Greek sailor named Tosh Angelos. The two marry and Maya's long held fantasy of having a real family and being a housewife comes true. However, Tosh becomes controlling and Maya nearly loses herself by sacrificing her desires to please her husband. That coupled with the outside criticism of their interracial union causes a major strain.

A divorce and a short stint at a strip joint (she didn't strip, but did dance routines while somewhat clothed) later, she takes a leap of faith by adopting a stage name and signing on as a calypso singer at a popular club called The Purple Onion. She then joins the famed Porgy and Bess musical and tours Europe and Africa. Her page turning travels abroad with her co-stars (that diva Martha Flowers is a trip!) make up most of the book. After nearly a year away from her son, she returns home and promises to never leave him for that long again.

Much like the first two books, Singin' is frank and hard to put down. Maya is honest when discussing her dreams of becoming a star, but not giving up being a good mother in the process. Real and admirable.
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